Johannesburg - the heartbeat of the country. It's the economic and cultural centre of South Africa, where people work hard and play harder. Everyone is on the move, from doing business to hitting the city's nightspots until late. Johannesburg is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with great places to eat, interesting sites to visit and a good range of places to stay.

Johannesburg Highlights

Johannesburg is a friendly vibrant cosmopolitan city offering visitors a hive of entertainment as well as a variety of tours and excursions to enjoy. Johannesburg is known as the heartbeat of the country as well as the economic and cultural hub offering fine restaurants as well as a historical and cultural experience combined with a wide range of accommodation from ultra luxurious five star hotels to quaint guest houses.

Johannesburg is a busy stop-over for business guests as well as leisure guests heading off on a safari into the Kruger National Park or Botswana or elsewhere in and around Johannesburg wherever their holiday or safari might take them. Johannesburg offers legendary attractions including the suburb of Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, the Gold Mine, Johannesburg Zoo as well as Constitution Hill and many more.

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Seasons and Climate

Johannesburg offers some of the world's best climates with sunny summer days with very little wind and winter days are pleasant with clear skies. Johannesburg offers a mild climate, neither humid nor too hot. The winter months are from July to August and early mornings and late evenings can be chilly, however the days are pleasant and warm.

Summer is from October to March and offers warm days and endless sunshine. Early mornings and evenings can be cold in winter and warm clothes and jackets are needed, temperatures can go below zero. The rainy season is during summer. Afternoon thunderstorms accompanied by thunder and lightning are brief and followed by warm sunshine.

How to Get there


Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for guests from most major airports to Johannesburg International Airport (O.R. Tambo International Airport - ORTIA). Once guests arrive in Johannesburg, they can either catch a connecting flight onto Cape Town, Durban, George or Port Elizabeth or take a road transfer or enjoy a self-drive holiday from here, all serviced can be booked by Sun Safaris. KMIA - Kruger Mpumalanga International airport is the gateway to the famous Kruger National Park and daily flights operate from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International into the Kruger National Park.


Johannesburg and the surrounding areas offers the ideal safari and holiday self-drive destination and SUNSAFARIS can arrange a rental car for visitors once they arrive. Driving around Johannesburg is easy and all the major highways are tarred and in good condition. The drive time to and from Johannesburg will depend on where you are driving to/from.

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